A transvaginal mesh patch is implanted as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). It is an alternative to a traditional method of stitching called colporrhaphy. Unfortunately, not only have dangerous complications arisen with the patches, but they are also not proven to be any more effective than colporrhaphy, according to the FDA’s most recent safety alert.
Serious Side Effects
The FDA issued a safety announcement in July 2011 concerning transvaginal mesh implants. According to the agency, serious complications associated with using transvaginal patch to repair POP include:
- Mesh erosion of the implant through the vagina (also referred to as exposure, extrusion or protrusion)
- Bladder perforation
- Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Organ perforation (puncturing)
- Urinary issues
- Recurrent prolapse
- Neuro-muscular problems
- Vaginal scarring or shrinkage
- Associated emotional problems
Contact our law firm using the form on this page or call (800) 639-6580 to speak with an attorney who will explain your legal rights. Our knowledgeable attorneys will listen to your story and help you determine the best course for your case. Compensation may be available from the manufacturer of this dangerous product to recover your medical expenses and compensate you for your hardship.